School Tours – 2 slots (Intro)


This 75 minute virtual tour will give your group an inside look at how recyclables are sorted in our recently upgraded Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and how compost and garbage are consolidated at the Transfer Station. RethinkWaste Staff will also provide an overview of how to sort your materials properly, a discussion about reuse and reduction tips, and answer questions about hard-to-recycle items.

To ensure everyone gets their questions answered, a maximum of 40 individuals (students and chaperones) are allowed per virtual tour.
We highly encourage other adults to join us on our virtual tour to assist our Staff and teachers with maintaining student focus and keeping the tour on schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking a tour is free. When you click the "Choose Dates" button below, we'll ask you to to choose your first date, then your second date. Then in the final step we will get your contact information. Your tour is not booked until you finish the entire process.



Thank you for your interest in touring the Shoreway Environmental Center! School tours of the award-winning state-of-the-art Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos offer students and business/organization groups an opportunity to learn first-hand what happens to their recyclables, yard trimmings, food scraps, and garbage at a working Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station. Now you can do it from the comfort of your home!

PLEASE NOTE: 3rd thru 6th-grade classes must select 2 tour dates for the complete tour experience. You will not be able to complete the tour booking without adding two separate timeslots.

Tours are each about 60-75 minutes long and take place weekly, every:

  • Monday at 1pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am and 1pm
  • 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday at 10am
  • Friday at 10am